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Father's Day Gift Guide, Part 2

Pajama Pantry shorts
Put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day (20th June) with a gift from one of the many talented creatives featured on our Makers Marketplace online directory. With over 100 independent makers to browse,…

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Father's Day Gift Guide, Part 1

Halkes Original Copperwork desk lamp
Put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day (20th June) with a gift from one of the many talented creatives featured on our Makers Marketplace online directory. With over 100 independent makers to browse,…

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Meet the Maker: Kerry Day

Kerry Day of Kerry Day Arts in her studio
Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I'm Kerry from Kerry Day Arts and I create original contemporary botanical Lino Prints, ceramic plant pots and…

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The difference between Slow and Sustainable Fashion, and why we need to understand it

There is a common misconception that Slow Fashion and Sustainable Fashion are one and the same. Independent fashion designers and sustainable fashion newbies alike can have trouble distinguishing which is which. Even as we plan…

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Bristol Market introduces its first Slow Fashion Market

Frankie - embroidered denim jacket
As the shops and markets start to re-open, Bristol Market are continuing to focus on supporting independent makers and businesses through our 48 hour online markets.  The support for indie makers has grown tremendously over…

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Celebrating Wonderful Women

By Helen Worgan from Sweet Faraday Did you know that according to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, roughly 1 million (20%) of SMEs in the UK were female-led and contributed around £85 billion…

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Meet the Maker: Bella Rock

Bella Rock aromatherapy products
Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I’m Becki and I’m the founder of Bella Rock, making natural skin care using aromatherapy.  I started making…

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Meet the Maker: Melanie Wickham

Melanie Wickham
Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I make limited edition lino prints of dancing rabbits, pot plants, favourite places of mine and naughty dogs.…

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Meet the Maker: Jen Walsh, Knots & Shots

Jen Walsh, Knots and Shots
Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? My name is Jen and I am a self-taught crafter specialising in macrame, I have always had a…

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Meet the Maker: Lucy Litchfield, natural soap creator

Lucy Litchfield - meet the maker
Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I have always been interested in ‘natural living’ but during my first pregnancy this turned into an urgent…

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